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How did you like your viewing experience?

Poll closed Dec 29, 2006.
  1. OMFG!!! This is insane!! 64K and all this sound and graphics is unheard of!

    17 vote(s)
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  2. I'm impressed.

    9 vote(s)
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  3. Interesting, nothing more.

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  4. Not my cup of tea.

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  1. _33

    _33 New Member

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    Run demos!

    Here are some 64K demos that are of quite high quality. Now for those who do not know what are 64K demos: Basically they are highly compressed and optimized executables that contain a massive library of routines that generate sound, textures, polygons, and hook up to OpenGL or Direct X to enable your computer to generate some quite amazing real time video clip uisng your processor and graphics hardware. Sound is computed on the fly, as well as geometry and math stuff. Everything you see if simultaneously computer and generated frame by fram as well as synced to the music, for an optimum experience. Here are 10 of the best 64K demos that exist. All were downloaded from the POUËT archive. They were created from 2000 to 2006 (so some with less complex elements than others). BTW, give a nice hand to those extremely talented coders!!!

    Have a nice viewing pleasure! Oh, and they don't require the fastest processor or graphics card. Usually a Direct X 9 card and at least 2 Ghz (or even less) CPU will do.

    PS: Feel free to drop in your impressions upon your viewings!
     

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    very clever stuff and amazing what u can do with 64k..

    when i first played with demoes a few years back my machine was never up to it.. now i always kinda feel the demoe isnt up to my machine and they leave me a little disapointed.. just me getting jaded i spose..

    it alway surprized me the demoe scene wasnt/isnt more popular.. but i spose somebody has the produce the things.. its a bit quicker to download and pass judgement than it is to make em..

    it reminds me of the day i used to download tons of midi files then spend hours going thru em looking for the best ones..

    thanks for posting em.. time i looked for a few more..

    trog

    ps.. deadringer gets my vote out of that lot..
     
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    Batch #2

    Here's some more!

    Some require decent specced machines (2+ ghz AMD or 3+ ghz PENTIUM, X800 gpu or 7600GT), other run fine on TI4200 / RADEON 8500 and P3 or AMD K7.

    Anyway, that makes for another 10 demos of 64K, enough to treat your eyes and ears and also discover some extra talents.
     

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    I added another 10 after reading your message. I hope other people will leave comments on specific prods see what they think, or snapshots of things they found that they like, or anything related to these. I'm quite fanatic of the demo scene. Just tought they deserved some extra well deserved attention as they are really good at what they are doing.
     
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    Watched the Chaostheory one, now you got me hooked...
     
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    I know we've had problems lately on the forum, but man....

    Holy Shit

    Watched them all. Chaos theory I liked the best, I dont know why... amazing amazing amazing... I sure do love trance/techno/etc...
     
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    Simply amazing. I had no idea you could do that with just 64kb of code.
     
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    I thought it would be a game or something... like .kkeringer...
     
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    Batch #3

    Here's a 3rd pack of 10 tiny mini 64K demos. I try to get the best 64K demos out in this thread so anyone can enjoy them in leasure time. Feel free to give as much comments as you like. This now makes for around 30 quality demos. Maybe more will come!
     

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    they don't seem to work on vista it pops up an error message after the config and says required extensions not supported.ibj ?
     
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    Hmm that tera thing has a huge swastika in it...
     
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    There was a huge swastika thing in a promo pamphlet of the XBOX360, no one ever bothered. I even posted it on Inquirer (theinq). I don't even think the author knows anything about swastikas since he's Asian.
     
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    f***** AWSOME.........my mouth is still open....
     
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    I want to know if anyone else is having this slideshow speed on the demo rgba_paradise_final.exe ??? It's where there are trees and northern mountains. From there, I get an really slow performance (slideshow speed). My specs are in my sig. I'm thinking it myight be my graphics card.
     
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    chaos theory's sound track alone was intense. what i find truly amazing is how long the clip produced actually is

    if they could make a way to make this interactive, games engines would no longer need GBs of space
     
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    i get the same thing

    weird, because i think it's at 800x600 but i don't know

    and that's one ugly looking deer btw...
    but the other ones are ba
     
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    But, do not kid yourself. Here is the main mechanics of the 64K highly optimized, compressed, sub-routined core engine:

    - Texture generating engine
    - Sound sample generating engine
    - 3D polygon generating engine
    - Direct X hookups
    - Camera Travel path generating / optimizing engine (spline)
    - Sound synthesizers and effects modules (like you would find in VSTs)
    - Voice synthesizers / phonemes engine
    - True text hookups to Windows font system
    - Various math functions of all sorts
    - blablabla....

    All these optimizations are then linked up from a frame by frame system that calls various graphics effects and sync the music by frame number to produce something that ressembles a video clip, which plays exactly the same every time you run it. Even the Random routines aren't actually random, as they usually originate from a defined seed value.

    Anyway, what I mean by all this is that it uses a hell of a lot of memory(textures and samples alone, add the frame buffer).

    If you would like to create your own demo, I would suggest you to grab as much pre coded stuff as you can, to save some time :p . This is extremely hard work!
     
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    Impressive stuff, considering I would have expected a few screenshots of these to take up more than 64k.
     
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    You want to make your own "Chaos Theory"?

    Conspiracy has released their A.D.D.I.C.T. 2 tool to the public. Now you can make your own demos and not insert a line of code, just click your way through the tool. Anyway, you'll probably still need a 3D modeler and some music making tool. Not to mention that you probably won't be able to make your demos 64K, but more like 8 - 10 MB.

    Good luck!

    EDIT: A TUTORIAL is available.
     
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    Batch #4

    The last batch of 64K demos that I will post.

    Enjoy!
     

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    that is sick
     
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    6k????

    A very last ! 6K acid techno demo............ Feast your eyes and your ears :p
     

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    that last one never ran for me.. it was loading as I seen the vista load thing twirling.

    cool though 64kb is small lol
     
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    Wow...that's just amazing. Only 64KB (or less) and it can do all that.
     
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    how, what, why, when?


    man i'm not one for techno but they were amazing!
    Way to resurrect a dead thread!
     

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